Monday, March 29, 2010

The Madeleine Poems

Buying things that don't exist is what poetry is all about.

So why not purchase The Madeleine Poems while it's still just a fresh idea—separate from all the hassles that are inevitably part of being a physical object?*

To be fair, I will include Ezra Pound's argument against pre-ordering The Madeleine Poems—or any book for that matter—in the form of a harangue.
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with usura

hath no man a painted paradise on his church wall
harpes et luthes
or where virgin receiveth message
and halo projects from incision,

with usura

seeth no man Gonzaga his heirs and his concubines
no picture is made to endure nor to live with
but it is made to sell and sell quickly
I can offer you no harpes et luthes, but I can offer you some advanced praise and sample poems. Do think it over carefully before making your final decision.

"Into the restless profusion..."

*DISCLAIMER: Ezra Pound might consider this Usura.